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Finger-pointing continues, as does shutdown

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago October 01, 2013 Oct 1, 2013 Tuesday, October 01 2013 October 01, 2013 2:42 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Neither side is willing to accept blame for the partial government shutdown that went into effect today.

House Republican leader Eric Cantor says it's the fault of stubborn Democratic senators who refuse to consider the House's proposals for delaying the new health care law.

But President Barack Obama says Republicans are putting the economic recovery at risk as part of an "ideological crusade" against the health care overhaul.

House Republicans are now putting forward a proposal to re-start a few favored slices of government, including national parks, but they're still demanding concessions on health care.

White House spokesman Jay Carney rejected that idea as "not a serious approach."

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